Turning to the Almighty

“Remember, and this is one of the most difficult as well as most wonderful statements to grasp.  Remember that no matter what the difficulty is, no matter where it is, no matter who is affected, you have no patient but yourself; you have nothing to do but convince yourself of the truth which you desire to see manifested.”  Charles Haanel

The ”truth which you desire to see manifested” is our smooth path through life.  We just need to take ourselves in hand and realize that it is we ourselves who are making for the happiness or the difficulties in our life.  There is no other “patient” but ourselves.

While this change of mind is not difficult, it also can be perceived as difficult.  Prayer helps.  If we just surrender to God as we recognize Him, we will see problems melt away like ice sickles.   There is nothing that God can’t and won’t resolve for us when we are amenable to Him.  We ourselves, though, are not strong enough to change our minds and hearts.  We need help, and we need to acknowledge that we need help.

It is so frustrating to read the law of attraction, and to read “just change your mind,” and then we feel powerless to make that change.  The secret to change lies in our relationship to the infinite, to God Himself.

When we rest in the knowledge that God loves us and that His help is a free offer, we rest in power that can change the world, especially our little part of the world.

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God: “I Will Be Handling Life for You Today”

“You are never alone in anything you do, unless you think you are alone, which is a scary thought for anyone.  When you know that you have the power of the Universe responding to your every thought, waiting and ready to help you accomplish anything, then your fear will disappear.

“You have the greatest ally, which has access to all energy everywhere.  Nothing can stand in its way—and all you have to do for your Universal partner is believe.”  Rhonda Byrne

Dr. Wayne Dyer quoted something that is very relevant here.  I use it as a lengthy mantra:

“Good morning.  This is God.  I will be handling all of your problems today.  I won’t need your help, so have a miraculous day.”

We are never living this life all by ourselves.  God is living through us, and when we let our ego get out of the way, we have a smooth day, smooth sailing.  I have altered Wayne’s message with something a bit more positive, “I will be handling life for you today.”  We don’t want too even think about problems, because that is a focus on what we don’t want.

The energy of God, the energy of all Creation, all universes everywhere, is available to us today.

We can succeed in whatever we believe we can do.  Only we must be sure that we have stellar intentions.  Our intentions determine what will happen.  And being in league with the positivity of the Almighty gives us a life that is good beyond our wildest imagination.

The Buddha

“We are what we think.  All that we are arises with our thoughts.  With our thoughts, we make our world.”  Buddha

Isn’t it reassuring to see quotations of religious figures, as they comment the tenets of the law of attraction?  It reassures that people who have known the most about the way things really are, are right in the same room with their ideas.

We see the same on this blog with Jesus.  And now with the Buddha.  Our laws of spirituality are the same as the law of attraction, or the law of love (as it is sometimes called).

If we don’t think “properly,” we are lost to the good life.  And the Buddha makes this clear.  Our way back to God and right living requires that we consider the law of attraction in our dealings in this world.

This is not a wholly spiritual law of attraction, for individuals may use the law to summon secular objects to themselves.  But it is all a matter of knowing how far along the pathway to spirituality we want to go.

The law of love, or attraction, takes us there.

Uplift Even the World

“There is no doubt that when using the law of attraction for the good of everyone, you are connecting yourself to great power.  However, the law is also available to you individually so that you may live your life to the fullest.  When you live your life to the fullest you have so much more to give others.

“Your pain and misery does not help the world.  But your joy and your life lived fully uplifts the world.”  Rhonda Byrne

Rhonda’s words are inspired.  Here we have a quotation from the woman who brought the secret of the law of attraction to a worldwide audience.  And in this quotation, she gives us a reason to help the world and not just ourselves.

If we are downcast, feeling the pain and misery of our life, then we are on a wrong path.  Of course, until the law of attraction has taken full force, there may be residual pain and misery with which we are contending.  These symptoms will not last when we have learned how to live the law, but early on, they may be a problem.

Know that in thinking and feeling good things, each of us is moving the world toward a new creation.  Our world is old, worn, and weary, and when we actually elevate our thoughts and feelings, choosing to be optimistic about the world’s chances, we are helping myriads of other people.

If we don’t want to do it for ourselves, then surely the unselfish fact of doing it for the world will motivate us.  There is no selfishness in the law of attraction when we view it in this way.

And altruism is something that calls out to all of us.

Joy of Living

“A feeling that greater possessions, no matter of what kind they may be, will of themselves bring contentment or happiness, is a misunderstanding.  No person, place, or thing can give you happiness.  They may give you cause for happiness and a feeling of contentment, but the joy of Living comes from within.”  Genevieve Behrend

How do we welcome the joy of Living from within?  I think we need to get all quiet and rest in gratitude to God, for it is by His hand that we have anything at all.

Sure, we can attract to ourselves by what we think and feel, but this is a law of the Universe, created by God Himself.  It is a somewhat secular law, in that we don’t have to be believers to merit the good will of the Almighty.  When we get quiet and commune with Something larger and grander than we are, we are seeing ourselves in a right light.  We are seeing that we ourselves can’t know it all, and so we cooperate with the Mysteries.

The possessions that we attract will pale over time, unless we keep our eyes on that which is larger than ourselves.  When we do this, we automatically have the joy of Living that Genevieve encourages in this quotation.  We automatically know that we are blessed to be alive.

Gratitude prompts our greater joy, encourages the Powers that be to rain more blessings upon our heads.   If we get quiet and feel a gratefulness for what we have, then the way if primed for more and more to come to us—good things, nothing to rue.

Gratitude Prompts Joy

“I began this chapter by suggesting that gratitude is the antidote to virtually all stress, unhappiness, and frustration.  I’ll end by repeating that suggestion.  Life is a gift.  You can learn to be grateful you have dishes to wash rather than angry that you have to wash them.  You can learn to be grateful that you have children rather than upset that you have to get up in the middle of the night to nurse them.   You can learn to appreciate your job instead of wishing you had a different one.  You can look at all of life with an eye toward gratitude.  And when you do, it is glorious!”  Richard Carlson
Just why is gratitude so desirable?  What does it matter to a benign God that we thank Him for our blessings?
We don’t thank God because He needs to be appreciated.  We thank God because we function best with a grateful heart.  And He knows this.
There are a myriad of laws that govern the universes.  And attendant to the law of attraction is the truth that gratitude gives us something that we want very much.  A whole heart, open to this world as well the one beyond.  An open heart to our brothers and sisters in this world is positive thinking at its best.  We are creating a new world of value for all.  And we, too, are the beneficiaries.
Make a list of seven things a day that you feel grateful about.  Just the ordinary events of the day give fodder for gratefulness.   There may have been things to rue in any given day, but there are also a myriad of good things that happen.  To see those myriad of happy things, though, we need to have eyes that are open and looking, blessed with vision.
Let our eyes look upon our blessings today.
It will change our tomorrows.

Something Better

“This, or something better, now manifests for me in totally satisfying and harmonious ways, for the highest good of all concerned.”  Shakti Gawain, Creative Visualization

This affirmation is what Shakti recommends we apply to all of our manifestations.  If something we have been attempting to manifest, and it just won’t come through, then maybe there IS “something better.”  I have sometimes thought long and hard about a desired outcome, over months, even more than a year, and not have it manifest.  Only later did I realize that I was on the wrong foot.  There was something better that I didn’t want to see.  So, Shakti is right; the universe may have something better to show to us.

We don’t know what our contract was before birth.  And I believe we all had one.  This contract may not have chosen for manifestation something that has been very dear to our heart.  If so, we are spinning wheels to try to manifest.  Instead, we need to ask, and then when something better is shown to us, really believe that this something better IS better.

Our way will smooth.  And down the road a bit, we will see why the “something better” really IS better.  God knew better than our finite minds.